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Here are the latest news stories from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes across southern Ontario.

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Riverview Manor hosts spirit-boosting fun week

To “beat the heat” last week, Riverview Manor hosted a week of fun activities that engaged residents and staff members at the Peterborough long-term care home.
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Editorial: Canada’s new dementia strategy creates opportunity for LTC sector

With the passing of Bill C-233 in June, Canada became the 30th country to launch a national dementia strategy. This, of course, is welcomed news for people living with dementia and their families as well as for the long-term care sector.
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Country Terrace RPN Edriane Abad demonstrates leadership at every corner

Country Terrace’s 2017 Inspired Leader is being commended by his peers at the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home for his leadership skills and his ability to put himself into any situation to help his colleagues.
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Effective Alzheimer’s communication means reducing stress

A fundamental key to successfully communicating with a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is to mitigate stress for both the caregiver and the person living with cognitive impairment, says Bob DeMarco.
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Woodland administrator has well-rounded background that has readied her for position

In her 14 years working at Woodland Villa, Janna Sabourin has worn many hats. She has been a personal support worker, a registered nurse, the RAI co-ordinator and director of care.
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Village Green family and friends BBQ builds strong community atmosphere

Village Green’s annual barbecue brought 111 people together to enjoy food, entertainment and socializing at the Greater Napanee long-term care home on July 22.
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Advocate underscores important role language plays to people living with Alzheimer’s

Jim Mann makes it clear that he is “living” with Alzheimer’s disease – he is not “suffering” from the condition.
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Home-hospice partnership positions West Lake to enhance quality of palliative care

Janie Denard says the partnership West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward are in the first phase of creating to help enhance seamless palliative care in the region will enhance quality end-of-life care for residents.
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West Lake and hospice partnering to enhance palliative care in Prince Edward County

West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward are in the process of forming a partnership that will see trained volunteers from the hospice go to the long-term care home, should a person they’ve been serving in the community move into the long-term care home.